Takiyuddin declares Pas has never received money or funding from Nasharudin

ARFA YUNUS

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas has confirmed that the party has never received money or funding from its former deputy president Datuk Dr Nasharudin Mat Isa as alleged by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.

Pas secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan in a statement today said the party had only received the fixed monthly donation from Nasharuddin when he was the Bachok MP, which is a common practice in the Islamic party.

“Central Pas would like to state that Nasharudin never held any position in Pas after he was defeated in the 2011 party election.

“Central Pas also would like to confirm that it never received any sort of funding or donation from him (Nasharudin), in any form, except for the regular contribution that were given by all Pas MPs,” he said.

In Pas’ tradition, a MP must contribute 25 per cent of his allowance as a MP to the party, and once the person is no longer a MP, the person must contribute 5 per cent of his pension.

Earlier today, Rafizi while reading a statutory declaration (SD) claimed that Nasharudin had received funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) subsidiary.

Nasharudin was PAS deputy president from 2005 to 2013. He was sacked from PAS’ governing council in January 2013, but remained a member of the Islamist party.

On the SD, Takiyuddin said that Pas will leave the issue to the authorities so that proper action can be taken in accordance to the law.

“However Pas is of the opinion that it remains to be a ‘hearsay’ status as long as the individual who was said to have given the ‘information’ to him (Rafizi) has confirmed it.

“At the same time Pas urge Rafizi to immediately make (another) SD on the ‘bribery in nature’ allegation that was made by (bloggers) Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Chegubard against him and other PKR leaders for the people to consider it,” Takiyuddin added.

Recently, Raja Petra and Chegubard claimed that PKR had received millions of funding from John Soh Chee Wen who is former Cabinet minister Tun Daim Zainuddin’s business partner.